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General Motors Detroit Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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  • Work life balance culture should be consistent throughout the company (in 82 reviews)

  • long hours and can sometimes be stressful (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Group Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Group Manager in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering Group Manager in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Integrity continues to be a cornerstone for decisions and actions throughout a culture somewhat resistent to much of the changes leadership is encouraging.

    Cons

    Big Place, many small areas that can be great, mediocre, or ugly without much uniformity across the large number of operations.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and support the great people that work at GM.


  2. "Not What it Used to Be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, employee and family discounts, paid time off plus sick days for full-time employees. Retirement and savings plans available. Tuition assistance is also available.

    Cons

    Only taking on temporary employees. Most temps have to work for 3 years or more before getting hired on full-time, then it takes 8 more years to reach full wage. Intermittent lay-offs are becoming common practice, in order to handle product changes and market fluctuations.

    Advice to Management

    Make quality more important that quantity. Make people more important than product. The health, safety, and mental well-being of your employees shows in the overall quality of the products shipped to the customer.

  3. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Work and Life Balance.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for advancement.


  4. "DRE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of exposure, management skill builder, great people

    Cons

    lack of processes, lack of training/mentorship,


  5. "Great technical opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for data scientists, with great visibility to executives and a highly flexible environment, depending on the team you join

    Cons

    Bureaucratic in places, technologically behind the times in some areas as well


  6. "General Motors IT, Warren Tech Center"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flextime scheduling, Telecommuting, FSA accounts for dependent care, and 529 plans. On-site access to gyms, and at least 26 paid days off annually give employees more room to breathe.

    Cons

    None that I can say is a con working here.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits package. Above most competitors and other manufacturing companies it's size. The vehicle product lines are very high in technology.

    Cons

    Politics is very rampant and out of control in this organization. Managers with no experience are put into positions based on who they know. Skilled experienced individuals are by passed if they're not playing the politics game.
    Creative and innovative ideas are almost impossible to accomplish due to the slow responses and red tape within the organization.

    Career movement is almost non existent below level 7. GBS constantly reorganizes and the employees are always in a state of chaos trying to recover from the previous re-org.

    Workplace of choice survey results are just smoke and mirrors to make it seem the company cares because their actions go against what they speak.

  8. "Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    401(k) matching is outstanding, health benefits are strong, and salary is above-average given the CoL

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility unless someone retires / is fired / etc


  9. "Design Release Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work culture, new open space office, recongition

    Cons

    challenging, at times hard to balance work-life, often eating lunch at desk


  10. "Design Release Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lighting Designer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Lighting Designer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Motors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, relaxed working environment, and nice facilities.

    Cons

    Only issue is trying to find parking some days.


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